PhD Funding Opportunity

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Doctoral Award

The Trustees of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust and the School of Art History, University of St Andrews, are delighted to announce the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Doctoral Award for the study of 20th-century art.

Born in St Andrews, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was an exponent of British abstraction for over fifty years and an important member of the St Ives Group that included Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. From the 1960s she divided her time between Cornwall and Scotland, and in 1992 was awarded a DLitt by the University of St Andrews.

The School of Art History at the University of St Andrews invites applications for the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Doctoral Award, to start in September 2011. The Award will be made to a student whose Ph.D research focuses on some aspect of twentieth-century European art. Preference will be shown to those with an interest in British Modernism.

The three year funding package includes a scholarship to cover university fees (to the value of £3200.00 annually), a contribution to living costs (to the value of £6000.00 in the first year and a guaranteed minimum of £3000.00 in the subsequent years) and the opportunity to work as an undergraduate tutor or assistant in the School’s visual resources collection.

For the PhD entry requirements and application procedure, please click here.

Applications

The deadline for applications is April 30th 2011 (the successful applicant will be notified by 15th June 2011), for study to begin in the academic year 2011-2012. For further details of how to apply please contact:

Dr Natalie Adamson,
Director of Postgraduates
Email: na14@st-andrews.ac.uk

Margaret Hall, Postgraduate Secretary
Email: mgh5@st-andrews.ac.uk

School of Art History, University of St Andrews, 79 North Street, St Andrews, Fife. KY16 9AL, Tel: 01334 462414

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